The Pacific Ocean is far from peaceful but as the waves come in at high tide in Cape Meares I kept thinking about how we need some peace in the angry factions of society.I’m thinking how the tide can change things so much. As I flew out to Oregon yesterday I spoke with an English professor from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. We each recalled a civil conversation between William F. Buckley and Alan Ginsberg – an arch conservative and acid dropping liberal poet. Why was that? They could talk without yelling at one another. Why does everyone seem to yell and attack each other jumping to conclusions without listening¬†anymore?

The volume in discourse and the anger in rhetoric is vastly different in 2016. You see it in social media all the time. People not so anonymously attacking each other – thinking that their cyber-posting makes them somehow invisible. Then they become indignant when they are questioned about their rudeness or incivility. Let’s each try to tone down the rhetoric a little and listen to each other more. Let the tide of civility rise and lets ask our leaders to do the same.

Peace be with you and be well…

About Denny Meyer

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